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On the Map: Training Back with Evan

Derek Lunsford has been Mr. Worldwide of late. After landing in Germany for FIBO in April, Derek found himself wandering around Birmingham, England for the BodyPower Expo. Take a look at what went down in Derek's world as he flew across the pond to England.

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Using a Pre Workout

Summer is quickly approaching and with it comes the heat. To turn up the heat in the gym and light a fire under your ass, consider a solid pre workout. Let IFBB Pro Derek Lunsford show you how to pick the right one for you.

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Feed the Animal Part 1: Digestion

In your quest to get big, don’t overlook the importance of digestion. If you cannot digest the amount of food you need to take in, you will spin your wheels. There are many foods (and supplements) that support proper digestion. Listen in as two of the most health conscious athletes in the sport, Evan Centopani and John Jewett, discuss their favorite digestive aids.

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Bodybuilding – The Process

Bodybuilding is a step by step process to prepare for a competition. One month, one week and one day at a time. What you do the week prior will all have a profound effect on the changes made and how effective those changes are. Read further into how to move from Point A to Point B properly in prepping for a show in Derek Lunsford's newest article "Bodybuilding-The Process"

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High Octane Back Training

Having a big back is crucial in bodybuilding. At least 2 of the mandatory poses require a big, thick back. I’ve always had the impression that if you have a big back, it’s likely that the rest of your body will be big—or at least grow as your back grows—and that you train like an Animal. If you haven’t checked out my article “The 5 Pillars of Training,” I suggest you go now and check it out. The 5 pillars will help guide you through my approach to back training. In this video, I show you how to use the 5 pillars approach to take you through a back and bicep training session.

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Five Cues for the Deadlift

I have to give CrossFit a lot of credit. Although it’s currently popular for many bodybuilders and powerlifters to bash the CrossFit movement, you won’t hear me doing that.

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THE 5 PILLARS OF TRAINING

As a young and avid weightlifter, I looked up to IFBB professional bodybuilders for advice in training and diet. I would search for videos online of Jay Cutler, Evan Centopani, and others for motivation and to use as a guide for what exercises I would train for the muscle group I was working that particular day. At first, I would do exactly what was shown in the video—the same exercises, number of reps and sets, and amount of time under tension. Over the years, though, I’ve developed my own way of training based on 5 principles, or “pillars,” that can be applied to every body part. Keep in mind that on some days, you will have more energy/strength than other days, but the approach should still be the same.